‘Netflix of standup’ announces latest financing round

NextUp has announced the opening of a new financing round.  The British SVOD was founded by former BBC Worldwide director of comedy Stuart Snaith and the team behind YouTube channel ComComedy. It is available for £4.99 (€5.56) per month and plays home to over 130 stand-up comedy specials. The company claims it is the only […]

NextUp crowd-sources more funding

Stand-up comedy SVOD service NextUp has raised more than £260,000 (€290,000) through crowd-sourced equity platform Seedrs. The subscription service launched the funding round five weeks ago and has already surpassed its £240,000 funding target for 10.3% equity in the business. At the time of writing, its funding has reached £262,839 for 11.18% equity, based on a pre-money […]

NextUp launches on Amazon Fire TV Stick

UK stand-up comedy subscription video-on-demand service NextUp has launched on the Amazon Fire TV Stick platform. The launch means that the full leist of devices on which NextUp is available includes the web, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Channels and Amazon Fire TV Stick. NextUp said further launched would come later this year. The service […]

Bruce Tuchman invests in comedy SVOD outfit NextUp

Bruce Tuchman, former president of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global, has invested in NextUp, the stand-up comedy SVOD service, as it sees its latest investment round double. NextUp’s last financial raise saw it valued at £1.5 million (€1.7 million). The target for the latest funding round on SyndicateRoom was £300,000, and is currently oversubscribed […]

Comedy VOD service NextUp launches on Amazon Channels

Stand up comedy VOD platform, NextUp, has launched on Amazon Channels in the UK. The service joins the likes of Discovery, Eurosport Player and ITV Hub as part of Amazon’s subscription channels line-up and costs users £3.50 per-month. NextUp launched in 2016 and has since filmed 40 original stand up comedy shows, releasing a new […]

‘Netflix of comedy’ NextUp secures funds of £230k

NextUp, a stand up comedy VOD platform that launched in 2016, has completed its latest investment round, securing £230,000 (€253,000) while also striking a distribution deal with Virgin Atlantic. The latest funding round brings the platform to a valuation of £1.5 million, up from £750,000. In addition to the company’s current investors, Technologies SAS and […]

‘Netflix of stand up comedy’ launches in the UK

A new subscription video-on-demand service for stand-up comedy has debuted in the UK. NextUp launched yesterday, offering comedy fans a collection of recorded stand-up performances for £3.50 per month. The team behind YouTube channel and live comedy night ComComedy and former BBC Worldwide director of comedy and 2Entertain managing director Stuart Snaith have launched NextUp. They […]

YouTube seeks next wave of hit channels

YouTube will select up to 360 channels around the world to take part in its 2016 NextUp contest. The annual scheme, which first launched in 2011, is designed to help video makers on the site “turbocharge their YouTube channels” and has helped 250 YouTube creators from 15 countries to date. “We’re looking for passionate, motivated […]